Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process that has become a requirement in most family law cases. A mediator is a neutral third-party who helps facilitate the settlement negotiations between the parties. Generally, one party and that party’s attorney stay in one room; the other party and that party’s attorney stay in another room; and
You’ve been in quarantine with your spouse for six weeks, and you’re seriously considering filing for divorce. One question to consider prior to filing is: “What is my plan?” That question may seem almost unanswerable right now. Six weeks ago, we all had plans which were then derailed by COVID-19. Within a matter of days,…
Updated: March 23, 2020 at 10:56 am
March 22, 2020 is a day many Texans and residents of Dallas County will not forget. Shortly after a press conference by Governor Greg Abbott, Dallas County County Judge Clay Jenkins issued his Amended Order of County…
We’ve seen many changes in our courts over the past week including limiting in-person hearings to essential matters only. Over the past two days, many courts have issued Emergency Standing Orders regarding possession for both the “extended Spring Break” period and recent school closures.
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The Supreme Court of Texas just issued…
One thing we know about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is that new information develops on a daily basis. The court system had to respond to the situation to resolve many issues that have arisen.
Will there still be family court hearings and trials in Dallas area courts in the state of disaster?
The Texas Supreme Court…
This article is limited to transactions on exchanges only. The next entry will address remainder addresses in non-exchange scenarios.
For a better understanding what cryptocurrencies are, please read the first article in this series, available here: https://www.dallastxdivorce.com/2018/08/articles/articles/cryptocurrency-and-family-law-the-basics-part-1/
Everyone in the world can see when cryptocurrencies are transferred. Public addresses are wallets, and generally remain the …
As people make new year’s resolutions to start their new year with a clean slate, some of the best Dallas, Texas family lawyers, as well as family law attorneys across the United States, report a rise of nearly one-third of new divorce filings in January. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers confirms a spike of…
Our lives are becoming more and more connected to technology. Without even thinking about it, spouses may have digital or virtual assets with value to the community estate that should be considered in the division at divorce.
Continue Reading Digital and virtual assets as part of the marital estate and division of property
A point of confusion for many in the family law context is the viability of a rule 11 agreement to settle an issue or a whole case.
Continue Reading Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered
One asset does not always equal another asset, even if the values are identical. One reason for this may be based on the personal situation of each spouse.
Continue Reading Strategy in Asset Divisions – Do’s and Don’ts